Engineering & Product Lifecycle Management (EPLM) manages the lifecycle of a product from its origination as a quote to production and into field installation. Through the use of the capabilities of EPLM, companies can more effectively and efficiently innovate and manage their products and services throughout the entire lifecycle.
The Visibility ERP Engineering & Product Lifecycle Management suite provides an integral product backbone in support of multi-department enterprise requirements. Complex product manufacturers require robust product data management, continuous engineering and support for cradle to grave and cross-domain elements all of which are facilitated using the Visibility ERP application. Common data access and efficient transaction handling allows complex manufacturing companies to develop, describe, manage and communicate information about their products.
The Visibility ERP Product Configurator provides powerful, rule-based generation of product structures, costs and pricing, in a flexible guided user interface. Configuration templates, with interdependent selections and linked graphic elements, are easily and economically set up without the need for custom programming. The Product Configurator is fully integrated with quoting, order entry, and engineering, delivering efficient data entry and reliable generation of simple to complex Configure-To-Order items. Product Configurator delivers all the functionality typically found in features and options, but so much more. Learn more about Visibility ERP Product Configurator by clicking here or by downloading our data sheet.
The CAD Interface provides for export and import parts and BOMs, either from Microsoft Excel spreadsheets or directly from contemporary 2-D and 3-D CAD or PLM systems. The CAD Interface also eliminates re-keying of customer and CAD supplied product definitions. Visibility ERP provides online links from ERP product data to part drawings and electronic files.
Visibility ERP focuses on ergonomics as well as rich functionality in creating and maintaining product data. Elimination of duplicate entry and access to both "quick entry" and "full maintenance" forms allows engineerings to focus on engineering and not data entry.
The Visibility ERP Part and Product Attribute Management capabilities allow for explicit management of part attributes to aid in locating parts to avoid duplicate entry. The Visibility ERP search engine enables wildcard searches by any part property, or attribute, as well as by User-Defined-Fields (UDF) and extended text.
Visibility ERP Routings define the steps within the process required to build a "make" part. Routings are used in standard cost development and as a template for job specific shop routings.
Routing files contain instructions on how and where to build products. Each routing contains the sequence of operations that need to be performed and identifies the work centers where the operations are to be performed together with the resources, machine and labor used to perform each operation. Times listed in the routing determine the labor costs, scheduling, and the capacity required to manufacture the product.
Rapid change is a reality in today's outsourcing and new technology environment. Visibility ERP supports the entire span of "appropriate" change control; from simple revision audit tracking to tightly controlled change request/change notice procedures.
Change control can be applied as needed to a selection of parts. BOM components, part field values, and part drawing links may be placed under change control.
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